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Nearby Laguna Beach takes steps to reduce bike accidents

Bicyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in accidents with automobiles. Since they are left largely unprotected, even the smallest of collisions can lead to injuries and even death. In response to four deaths of this nature in 2014, nearby Laguna Beach launched a campaign aimed at eliminating traffic accident fatalities for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Compensation for California bike accident victims

It is every bicyclists' worst nightmare. One minute, they are riding their bike, the sun is shining, birds are chirping. The next thing they know, the bicyclist wakes up in a hospital bed. Opting to bike around town rather than driving a motor-vehicle can be really liberating and great for your health.

Is CA driver negligent if bicyclist was hit in bike lane?

Bicyclists are all over California roads, and for good reason. Bicycling has great health benefits, is good for the environment and is over-all a great way to commute to work or to get around in your daily life. When you choose to be a bicyclist, you will inevitably come into contact with motor-vehicles on your daily routes. Some bicyclists end up coming much closer than they bargained for when they are involved in a bicycle accident.

Statistics and facts for bicycle accidents

Going for a bike ride is not just a way for residents in California to enjoy a beautiful day outside. It is also an eco-friendly way to get around and a means of transportation utilized by many residents. While it is an effective mode of transportation, it is also one the carries with it many risks. Bicyclists travel in areas where motorists frequent; therefore, cyclists and motorists need to constantly be aware of one another in order to avoid a collision.

Protecting your rights following a bicycle crash

It is not uncommon for residents in California to enjoy a nice stroll outside or a bike ride. While many of these ventures take place near roadways, there are frequently sidewalks and bike lanes to add safety and protection for these travelers. Despite efforts to increase safety for cyclists, motorists, unfortunately, still collide with them. While it is clear that bicyclists are well aware of the risks associated with bike riding, only so much can be done to protect them from negligent or reckless drivers.

Defensive driving can help reduce bicycle accidents

Bicycle accidents are a problem in many parts of the country, and can be especially concerning in places like Costa Mesa, where the weather is conducive to riding year-round. Also, Costa Mesa and other parts of Orange County are urban areas, which means that automobiles and bicyclists are more likely to share some of the same roads than they would be in more remote, rural parts of California.

What are the rules of the road for California bicyclists?

Bicyclists are common throughout Orange County, and in some areas, they share the roads with motor vehicles. When a bike rider is on a roadway, drivers in cars and trucks must take reasonable precautions to keep the bicyclist safe. This means not only following all traffic control devices, but also slowing down or yielding to the rider in certain situations. But what about the bicyclists, what are the rules of the road for them in California?

Woman allegedly slams her new car into a bicyclist in Costa Mesa

Anytime a car strikes a bicycle, the person on the bike is likely to suffer much more severe injuries than the person in the car. Likewise, the bike itself usually does not hold up too well, relative to any damage that might result to the car. However, that does not mean that the car won't show any damage at all.

New study shows merits of biker helmet use

Bicyclists in the Costa Mesa area may wonder whether protective gear can really make them any safer while riding. Helmets, for example, are a common piece of safety gear that many people wear any time they ride a bike. On the other hand, other bicycling enthusiasts may think of a helmet as a pointless piece of equipment, and thus don't bother with wearing one.

Fatal bike accidents grow at alarming pace

Bikers in Orange County are always at a safety disadvantage when it comes to sharing the roadways with larger vehicles like cars and trucks. Although biking can be a great way to get exercise while getting from place to place, a bicycle cannot adequately protect a person if they are involved in an accident. Thus, even an accident that would be minor for people in a passenger vehicle, can cause devastating injuries if a bicycle is involved.

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